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Sharon Osbourne: My Grandchild Will Get Away with Everything!

10/12/2011 at 05:00 PM ET
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Jack Osbourne admitted he’s “a little nervous” to become a dad when Lisa Stelly — his fiancée of less than two weeks — gives birth, but his mom Sharon doesn’t seem to have a fear in the world about becoming a grandma.

“Our family is growing, and I love that,” the mom of three said Wednesday on The Talk.

“It’s just a blessing, it’s a joy. They’re going to have a baby in April. Yes!”

Sharon, 59, who says she will let her grandchild get away with “everything,” explains, “That’s what comes with being a grandmother. You can spoil, you can indulge, and then say, ‘Okay, now let your parents be the ones to teach you right from wrong. I’m not. What do you want? Have it!’”

In return for showering her new little one with treats, Sharon expects her grandchild on the way to refer to her by names of choice.

“The baby’s going to have to call me Shazza or Misses O,” she says. “In London, that’s Sharon, the abbreviation is Shazza. They call you, ‘Shazza.’ ‘Hello Shazza!’”

As for Jack, 25, aside from the obvious nerves, he is “so excited,” Sharon says. “[The baby news] was just overflowing from him … His eyes were all teary [from joy].”

– Dahvi Shira

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showbizmom on

That’s what grandparents are for! I still get spoiled by my living grandparents even though I’m a married mommy now! I’m happy for Jack, he’s come a long way from addiction and just did a good documentary about his father that shows that he has promise as a doc filmmaker.

Mina on

While I know its tempting, I dont think she should give the kid ANYTHING he/she wants! I had a similar problem, and I call it a problem. My son was so overspoiled by my mother that he ALWAYS got EVERYTHING he asked for….when I said no, she said yes. He didnt know what it was like to want something and not get it. So when I wouldnt get him what he wanted and grandma simply wasnt around, he would have a FIT,…an absolute meltdown.

It made him very selfish. He would say he hated his life if he didnt get what he wanted. He would CONSTANTLY be jealous of other kids for having things he didnt and then he would ask grandma for it and he would get it, look at it for a week, then thats it. He didnt appreciate anything he had. He didnt even appreciate grandma for getting him things….he just expected things from her…and rightfully so because she NEVER refused him anything no matter what. He once told her he hated her and she went and got him a present!

Really…..its not good to overspoil whether u are the parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc.

Hea on

Mina – That’s why communication is so important.

Mina on

I know, but its easy for a grandparent to want to spoil…they dont have to deal with the repercussions. They think “I can send him home to his parents and THEY can deal with it”. Thats why grandparents spoil in the first place.

I think if Jack is a strict dad (which he should be), Sharon will undo all he and his wife try to do as parents if Sharon is saying he/she will get away with everything and he/she can have anything it wants! I’ve learned the hard way and I have NO intention of EVER spoiling my grandkids.

mermaids614 on

Well, let’s be honest. Sharon let her own children get away with everything. I don’t know much about her oldest daughter, she didn’t want the spotlight, but Jack and Kelly are/were spoiled rotten (in the worst way) and it doesn’t appear they had any limitations or rules. They both “appear” fine now, but for a while, neither were in a good place physically or emotionally. So she should see that perhaps spoiling a child and letting them getting way with everything is not the most effective form of parenting. But I guess when you’re wealthy, that’s okay. They don’t have to go live in the real world with the rest of us, really.

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